Regarding Registrations

Due to overwhelming interest, we are now at full capacity and have a very long waitlist! Please note that any new registrations from this point on will be unlikely to get a table, but we urge you to try again next year!

Thank you everyone for your continued support, and we hope you’ll come by and support your fellow artists.

Updates on Art Contest and Registration

Our art contest deadline has passed. Thank you to everyone that submitted an entry. We look forward to making a very difficult decision.

Early bird registration has also passed, all new registrants will be subject to the After January 31st, 2017 rate. Thank you to everyone that has registered.

Registration is Open!!

REGISTRATION IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!!

Reminder that we’ll be giving an Early Bird discount until January 31st!

Please be sure to give the whole page a read, including the waiver and contract PDFs, before registering. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Announcements!

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☆Event Location and Time☆

We will be hosting MiniComi 2017 at the same venue as our previous event at 1 Athletes Way.
The event will take place on Saturday, July 8th from 10am to 5pm.

☆Table Registration Opens Jan 16th☆

Sign up through our registration page! We will be offering an Early Bird deal until Jan 31st so get your registration in early!

☆Art Contest Ends Jan 31st☆

Get your entries in and your art could be featured on our promotional material, while you receive table space for free! Details here: http://minicomivancouver.org/minicomi/blog/contest

Our 2017 Art Contest is now live!

As usual, we’ll be hosting our annual art contest for MiniComi 2017!

Help us promote our event with your amazing artwork, and in return you’ll receive free table space for you or a friend.

Rules and specifications can be found on our 2017 Art Contest page, which can be accessed above.

The deadline is January 31, 2017. Good luck!

Event Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone who came to participate in MiniComi – whether it was the artists, the attendees, the volunteers, or the staff. We hope you enjoyed MiniComi 2016, and we hope to see you next year!

To help make our next event just as successful (or more!) we would love it if you took the time to fill out this survey: http://goo.gl/forms/RLEwyMgYTKg2q0u12
Questions are completely optional, so you can pick and choose what you would liked to answer. This would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you again!

 

Artist Introduction – Susy Hsi (Liansa of MRART)

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Greetings everyone! My name is Susy Hsi, also known as Liansa in the art community. I draw digital art with a small Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet. I am part of a trio team called MRART with ayeru and reincarnationz. We each come from different schools which keeps our designs fun and refreshing. I graduated from SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology.

Storenvy: mrart.storenvy.com
Tumblr: mrartists.tumblr.com
Deviantart: liansa.deviantart.com
Facebook: facebook.com/liansa.ca

How did you start making art / doing what you do? When did you start?

I started drawing during the end of elementary school by copying Pokemon cards and anime screenshots. In 2009, I played with the Graffiti app on facebook by drawing digital art with a mouse for hours after school. My older sister noticed I was obsessed with this and decided to buy me a Wacom tablet for my birthday. I still use it to this day. <3

Do you apply your art to another aspect of life? Has art helped you in surprising ways?

Art has helped me connect with my closest friends. Sharing a passion with them and starting a business around art and anime has been amazing because the community continues to be fun and interesting every year.

How did you come up with your artist name?

I like snails. I have always liked the idea of living life at your own pace, no matter how slow or small your pace is. Sounds random and unrelated but try reading my artist name backwards. :)

How long on average do you spend on one of your works?

For posters, it takes around 15 hours to complete. Smaller things like keychains and buttons take around 3 hours. It usually depends on the size and resolution of the file.

Fun question: What can you not live without?

Definitely sugar. Anything sweet generally makes me happy. I enjoy drinking bubble tea as I draw.

Feel free to visit MRART and chat with us about anime and fun stuff at our table. We appreciate all the support we get. Have a great summer!

Artist Introduction – Chili Ferrets

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Hi !! We are Ash and Vice ! Two Chili ferrets riding the creative wave ! We mainly use digital tools. Tho the master mind here is obviously our brains which carry waayyy too much ideas.
At Minicomi you’ll find two different things at our booth.
First the Fan art: posters , buttons and stickers ! Colorful representations of what we like that goes from video games to comic and anime !
Second its the Original work: we have our own comic and merchandise from the personal projects each of us have, check them out!

Do you apply your art to another aspect of life? Has art helped you in surprising ways?

Ashka : As a Teacher Assistant in classical animation class , I always use my skills the help the students. It feels really good when you help a student who is stuck with its piece of Art and you just unblock it like that. The smile on its face is priceless. And then you become friend ! So yeah ART IS LOVE !
Vice: Learning how to tattoo… so first thing I need to know is how to draw, lol! That’s some other aspect of life right?

What are you trying to accomplish with your work? (eg. are you trying to inspire an audience? Do you have a goal in mind?)

Ashka : I want to reach people, yeah. I want to play with their emotions when they read my comic. I want them to get attached to my characters as much as I am. I wanna make cool stories !!
Vice: I want to make others enjoy my ideas, do fanart, yes, but obviously the final goal is for people to enjoy my original art and become fan of it.

What does ‘being creative’ mean to you?

Ashka :
It means to me : get in the zone , open your creative senses and puke your feeling on the blank page ! The deeper it comes from the more it will affect people.
Vice: Training and repetition, people say that creative people have a gift. I say its not true, you got to put your time and effort to become creative, grabbing things from other artists and real life.

What is a piece of advice you could give to newbies?

Ashka : The goal is not the most important, It’s the journey that matters. Meaning , nothing is perfect, you gonna learn a lot from all the shitty sketch you gonna do. Dont look down at them !
Vice: Dont give up, never. Don’t let people tell you what to do. If you want to be an artist, a comic artist, or any other kind, do it. Do it and become good!
How did you come up with your artist name?

Ashka :  
This is my initials of my real name which is …Hxxxxx Kohari. H + K but with the french alphabet pronouciation.
Vice: I grabbed it from the character Vice from King of Fighters, it kinda got stuck to me so now its just my nickname.

What superpower would you have and why?

Ashka: I WANNA BE A WEREWOLF ! But a fancy one. I’ll be wearing a tuxedo. All. The. Time.And at each full moon, I can let go all my primal instincts but with my tuxedo , I’ll be so handsome.
Vice: I want to not sleep or eat. So much time consumed that  I could use in life. (boring yes but oh so useful)

We will be glad to meet you all !
And you can go check our page : https://www.facebook.com/chiliferrets/

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